Are Third Age Entrepreneurs Innovative? Evidence From GEM Data
Neoma Business School
Paris School of Business
September 17, 2013
This article examines the innovativeness of third age entrepreneurs compared to other categories of entrepreneurs. The empirical study was conducted on a database of 69054 entrepreneurs in 64 countries over the period 2001-2008, drawn from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey. The results show that older entrepreneurs are less innovative than younger entrepreneurs, both in terms of product innovation and process innovation.
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Keywords: third age entrepreneurship, older entrepreneurs, innovation, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
Date posted: September 19, 2013 ; Last revised: October 17, 2013